# drawpoly() function in C

• Difficulty Level : Medium
• Last Updated : 23 Jan, 2018

The header file graphics.h contains drawpoly() function which is used to draw polygons i.e. triangle, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon etc.

Syntax :

```void drawpoly( int number, int *polypoints );

where,
number indicates (n + 1) number of points
where n is the number of vertices in a
polygon. polypoints points to a sequence
of (n*2) integers.
```

Examples :

```Input : arr[] = {320, 150, 400, 250,
250, 350, 320, 150};
Output :

Input : arr[] = {120, 250, 400, 250, 400,
350, 450, 200, 120, 250};
Output :
```

Explanation : The declaration of drawpoly() contains two arguments. number indicates (n + 1) number of points where n is the number of vertices in a polygon.The second argument, i.e, polypoints points to a sequence of (n * 2) integers . Each pair of integers gives x and y coordinates of a point on the polygon. We specify (n + 1) points because first point coordinates should be equal to (n + 1)th to draw a complete figure.

Example 1 : Drawing a triangle using drawpoly.
int arr[] = {320, 150, 400, 250, 250, 350, 320, 150};

Array arr contains coordinates of triangle which are (320, 150), (400, 250) and (250, 350). Note that last point(320, 150) in array is same as first.

Below is the implementation of drawpoly() function.

 `// C Implementation for drawpoly()``#include `` ` `// driver code``int` `main()``{``    ``// gm is Graphics mode which is``    ``// a computer display mode that``    ``// generates image using pixels.``    ``// DETECT is a macro defined in``    ``// "graphics.h" header file``    ``int` `gd = DETECT, gm;`` ` `    ``// coordinates of polygon``    ``int` `arr[] = {320, 150, 400, 250, ``                 ``250, 350, 320, 150};`` ` `    ``// initgraph initializes the``    ``// graphics system by loading a``    ``// graphics driver from disk``    ``initgraph(&gd, &gm, ``""``);`` ` `    ``// drawpoly function``    ``drawpoly(4, arr);`` ` `    ``getch();`` ` `    ``// closegraph function closes the``    ``// graphics mode and deallocates``    ``// all memory allocated by``    ``// graphics system .``    ``closegraph();`` ` `    ``return` `0;``}`

Output :

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